Think globally - act locally

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for thumb_chapman_pincher.gifGlocal is a term not only used as a marketing mantra but is also an in-joke among mathematicians (used where the global structure of an object can be inferred from the local structure). So yesterday I did my arithmetic and put two and two together when the HR director one of a beleaguered investment banks said yesterday. “The country is melting.” 

As some of the City number crunchers, previously working on derivative algorithms, will have time on their hands what use can they be put to?  Surely this is the time to put those brains together and collaborate on local projects that have a global impact; for example, working out how to produce cheap Hydrogen.